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Hyperhydrosis and calcium supplements - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Have the problem excessive sweating through my palms...
User :   any suggestions?
Doctor :  
Sicne how long
User :   ever since in can remember... I'm 24 yrs old male
Doctor :  
THe excessive sweating from palms and soles is called hyperhydrosis
Doctor :  
This has no reason
User :   ummm... ok... any cure / preventive measure for this ?
Doctor :  
One has to try many treatment options available
Doctor :   and one should help you
User :   can u suggest a few?
Doctor :  
First you can try ALL DRY lotion
Doctor :  
You can apply it twice a day
User :   is it a sort of an anti prespirant ?
Doctor :  
A kind of
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It blocks the sweat pores
User :   ok... so any side effects of this ?
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but you have to keep the hands clean washing them once in every 6 hours of use
User :   ok... any other treatments ?
Doctor :  
Right now the conservative treatment is thi
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Others are surgical treatments like electrothermy, Sympathectomy
User :   ok... can this condition "hyperhydrosis" be problem in the future... I mean should I look at the surgical treatments option ?
Doctor :  
Not a problem if you are able to adjust with the lotion and wiping with tissues ofthen and then
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Are you with me?
User :   yea... right here...
Doctor :  
Yes first try this
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The surgical options are cumbersome
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and are opted only if the first ones fail
User :   yea... sound too extreme...
Doctor :  
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Please go ahead with the first one
User :   surely will give it a shot... can't keep on avoiding handshakes any longer :)
Doctor :  
Is ther anything I can help you with?
User :   Yea one more thing...
Doctor :   Pl go ahead

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User :   My mom has knee pain and has been prescribed calcium tablets (Cecol XT) along with painkillers, and has been taking them for almost 1 yr. So how long should she continue this and is there any danger of stone formation due to calcium tablets ?
Doctor :  
Calcium tablets are good supplements at this age
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and can be taken regualarly
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by old people
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The benefits of taking the Calcium supplements outweigh the other reasons to stop them
User :   any chances of stone formation?
Doctor :   Not really

Doctor :  
The elderly need at least 1200mg / day of calcium
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and your mother should be hardly taking 500mg
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and other by diet
User :   Ok.
User :   Thanks. That's It for now, you've been really helpful.
Doctor :  
Pain killers are very dangerious
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so please do not take them regularly
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Take advise from doctors as regulary as possible
User :   Ok
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